Specialty Courses

Specialty Courses

Industry leading specialty scuba diving training from Enriched Air to Deep Diving, we have a large range of specialty PADI courses to suit even the most experienced of divers!


Heading into a night dive

Night

As the sun sets, you don your dive gear, slip on your scuba mask and bite down on your dive regulator. A deep breath and you step off the boat – into the dark of night. Although you’ve seen this reef many times before, this time you drop into a whole new world and watch it come to life under the glow of your dive light. Standing on a street corner in any city in [...]

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Diver Propulsion vehicles in the Whitsundays

DPV

Cycling through a forest on a sunny morning is very relaxing, the sounds and smells are refreshing, it’s even better when the track has a downward slope because the cycle just glides with very little effort. DPVs offer a thrilling way to see a lot of underwater territory in a brief amount of time. They scoot you through the water without kicking. Whether making a [...]

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Family diving together

Navigation

In the early days people would cross oceans just using natural events, moon, stars, water colour and bird life. We use the same techniques when describing to someone how to get to our house. Travel along Shute Harbour Road towards Shute Harbour away from Airlie Beach, the Bowling club will be on your left, around the left sweeping corner and look to your right there [...]

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A young female scuba diver glides along in tropical waters

Deep Diver Specialty

The lure of the deep. There's something exciting and mysterious about exploring deeper dive sites while scuba diving. Sometimes it's a wreck that attracts you below 18metres, and on wall dives here in The Whitsundays it may be a giant fan or sponge. Whatever it might be, to scuba dive with confidence at depths down to 40m, you should take the PADI Deep Diver Specialty [...]

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Enriched Air Nitrox

Look out for Updates to this section. We are currently renovating our Dive Centre and when we are finished we also hope to offer Nitrox Diving for our divers!! A whole new world is coming! [...]

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Peak Performance

Peak Performance Buoyancy

Flying in a plane gives you a great view of whatever is happening below you, but you are not able to stop and hover over something of interest to you, in a helicopter you have a birds eye view and the ability to stop and hover over special interests. Diving can present the same view as flying at times. With above average buoyancy control you are able to stop over th [...]

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Shoot Like A Pro

Digital Underwater Photography

Today, there are many different types and models of digital camera's. On any family outing, social gathering, day trip and even party, someone (or more than one person) will have a digital camera. They range from the secret agent type that fits into your pocket/handbag to the type that needs its own backpack, some of them are designed to go underwater without a hous [...]

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What’s So Good About Specialty Diving Courses?

PADI Specialty Diver Courses teach you new techniques and give you the tools to enhance your exploration.

Learn about AWARE – Coral Reef Conservation

Become a Digital Underwater Photographer

Zoom around on a Diver Propulsion Vehicle

Improve your Buoyancy with a Peak Performance Buoyancy Course

Navigate your way across the ocean floor with Underwater Navigator Course

More Whitsundays, Airlie Beach & GBR Activities


Whitsundays Scuba Diving, Whale Watching, Sailing Tours, Shark Diving, Snorkeling, plus pure White Sandy Beaches & so much more. All of these activites can be enjoyed in the Airlie Beach, Whitsundays & Great Barrier Reef area's with Whitsunday Diving Academy.

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Great Barrier Reef Liveaboards

Would you like to spend more than a day diving? Want to see why Australia's Great Barrier Reef is a world renowned scuba diving destination? Than we have the perfect answer, Great Barrier Reef & Whitsunday's scuba diving liveaboards. Spend anywhere from 3 to 7 days cruising the crystal clear waters off Queensland's far coast looking for Whales, Dolphins, Sharks, Mantas & macro critters. Relax, Eat, Sleep, Dive; this is the liveaboarders moto.

Liveaboard Options

Queensland's Best Scuba Diving Locations

You may not know it, but the Jubillee Pocket & Airlie Beach area's, give you access to amazing scuba diving in Australia's beautiful Whitsunday Island's & on Queensland's world renowned Great Barrier Reef!


Aerial View Of Airlie Beach

Scuba Diving
Airlie Beach

Airlie Beach is the vibrant hub of The Whitsundays and an ideal mainland base for fun, adventure and diving!! The perfect stepping off point for activities on the water and in the lush rainforests and waterfalls nearby. Relax into holiday mode as soon as you reach the main street. Immerse yourself in one of the many spas and boutiques. Find yourself a great [...]

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Scuba Diving
The Whitsundays

Located in the heart of The Great Barrier Reef on the Queensland coast, lies the 74 Islands. The majority of these islands are uninhabited national park islands, with only a select few having resorts on them. All of them are surrounded by the fringing coral gardens of The Great Barrier reef. Ready to be explored by divers and snorkelers alike. Swim amongst ancient und [...]

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Turquoise waters of The Great Barrier Reef

Scuba Diving
Great Barrier Reef

One of Australia’s most remarkable natural gifts, the Great Barrier Reef is blessed with the breathtaking beauty of the world’s largest coral reef. The reef contains an abundance of marine life and comprises of over 3000 individual reef systems and coral cays and literally hundreds of picturesque tropical islands with some of the worlds most beautiful sun-soake [...]

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What Our Customers Say About Us

Whitsundays Diving Academy is the only choice for sailing & scuba diving day trips in the Jubilee Pocket & Airlie Beach area's. Let us show you the amazing hidden world that is, scuba diving in the Whitsundays & Australia's Great Barrier Reef !!


" Ian, Wayne and their team are the friendliest and most organised crew I've dived with in 25 years. They are very professional and safety is paramount to their operation. All of your needs will be met regardless of your diving experience ... "

- AlanVicci

" Had been a while since my last dive and I am a novice diver. Wayne, Ian and the team were great they made me feel totally safe so I could relax into the dive and really enjoy it. Thoroughly enjoyed my day with them and will return ... "

- V A

" This is an absolutely first rate team who provide PADI lessons and a wonderful experience. Waded through the reviews of Dive Academy in Airlie and Greg Nadine and Wayne provided the best responses and they lived up to expectations ... "

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